Journal article

Trends in colorectal cancer mortality in Europe: retrospective analysis of the WHO mortality database

Driss Ait Ouakrim, Cecile Pizot, Magali Boniol, Matteo Malvezzi, Mathieu Boniol, Eva Negri, Maria Bota, Mark A Jenkins, Harry Bleiberg, Philippe Autier

BMJ-BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine changes in colorectal cancer mortality in 34 European countries between 1970 and 2011. DESIGN: Retrospective trend analysis. DATA SOURCE: World Health Organization mortality database. POPULATION: Deaths from colorectal cancer between 1970 and 2011. Profound changes in screening and treatment efficiency took place after 1988; therefore, particular attention was paid to the evolution of colorectal cancer mortality in the subsequent period. MAIN OUTCOMES MEASURES: Time trends in rates of colorectal cancer mortality, using joinpoint regression analysis. Rates were age adjusted using the standard European population. RESULTS: From 1989 to 2011, colorectal cancer mortality in..

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